MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation

MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation

MS -Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC) is a non-profit training organisation within MS ActionAid Denmark. It was established in 1967 and over the years the Centre has gained a reputation for high quality training of Civil Society Organisations and their partners, donors, and government agencies. They do provides a range of Short Trainings for development practitioners within the areas of governance, accountability, leadership, human rights, gender, peace building and conflict resolution; as well as soft skills such as Project Planning & Management and Monitoring & Evaluation. In addition to this, the Centre delivers Academic Programmes such as our BA in Governance & Development, BA in Non Profit Studies and MSc in Governance & Leadership. Our Swahili language programs and the Tanzanian Orientation Courses, trademark of MS TCDC, completes the regular academic offer.

The training courses aim to inspire, and empower citizens to mobilize, organize, challenge and intervene actively and constructively to re-direct the allocation and prioritization of services to favor the most vulnerable and marginalized. These include women, children and persons with special needs. We equip participants with tools, skills and inspiration that enable them to change their attitudes and behavior by overcoming the cultural, mental, structural and systemic barriers enshrined in the fear to engage and to question. We know too well that positive engagement is the only effective means of improving their livelihoods. 

Vision:
A Civil Society actively initiating, leading, sustaining and succeeding in popular struggles for a more just, democratic and sustainable world.
 
Mission Statement:
MS TCDC’s mission is to build the capacity of leaders of present and tomorrow’s political struggles through:

• Training in democratic governance and leadership to enhance knowledge, skills and motivation/confidence for civic and political action, solidarity building and networking

• Providing a creative, open and safe space for networking, reflection, knowledge   sharing, and organizing individual and collective action for a more just democratic and sustainable world

• Innovative resource mobilization approaches for sustaining capacity building for leaders of popular struggles

Mandate: MS-TCDC provides high quality training, consultancies and facilities for reflection and learning to civil society organisations and their partners.

MS -Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC) in Arusha, Tanzania entered a long term partnership with DENIVA in 2012. The partnership aimed at building the capacity of DENIVA member organizations (MOs) through offering them scholarships at MS-TCDC to train within the areas of governance, accountability, leadership, human rights, gender, peace building and conflict resolution; as well as soft skills such as Project Planning & Management and Monitoring & Evaluation.

The scholarships offered cover Tuition fee, Meals and Accommodation in shared double rooms. DENIVA MOs are therefore expected to cover travel expenses and per-diem allowances throughout the course at MT-TCDC.

With this partnership, 250 Participants drawn from DENIVA membership have been benefiting per year.  Some of this organizations that have benefited include; Safe Generations Africa; Tusitukirewamu group; Arua Indigenous Resource Development Agency (AIRDA); Teens Uganda; Good hope foundation; Makerere Women’s Development Association; Kakuuto Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations; Kick corruption out of Uganda; St. Stephen’s Hospital; Rwenzori Peace Bridge; RACA; FURA- Uganda; among others

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